Say yes.

Use when you want to explore the potential of an idea.


  • Greater appreciation for potential—and elasticity—of ideas

  • More robust, vibrant, exciting descriptions of ideas

  • Insight into how ideas might translate into solutions

Ideas selected from previous drills.
The Big Yes Poster

Blue tape


Step 1
Introduce The Big Yes! Drill.

Step 2
Have Wrong Thinkers place their selected ideas at the top of their Big Yes! Poster. 

Step 3
Have a teammate build on the idea with a Yes, and... Statement.

Step 4
Have each teammate Yes, and... their preceding teammate's addition.
Note: Remind Wrong Thinkers to build on their teammate's Yes, and... addition, not the original idea at the top of the poster.



Step 5
Invite teams to dot vote on the three most compelling “Yes, ands” that they would like to see incorporated into their solution. 

Encourage Wrong Thinkers to top their teammate’s contributions with wilder ideas, otherwise you might notice teams ideas getting more detailed and smaller—rather more expansive and crazy. 

When to use the Drill

How to introduce the Drill

Tips for facilitating the Drill